Director Peaslee today announced that, like Directors Carr and Martin-Morris, she will not be seeking another term on the Seattle School Board. She says:
Although serving on the Seattle School Board has been one of the more satisfying experiences of my life, it's now time to support my two children through college.She talks about the work still to be done and, like Director Carr, names the Seattle Pre-K program. I have to say the public push for this program by the Board is interesting given how little attention it had before its passage by them. (Or at least, publicly.)
It almost makes me wonder if any of these directors will have a second act in the City's Office of Education.
What's fascinating is that the Board, with three members leaving in December is going to continue to devote a chunk of time on learning about governance. I find that baffling for a group of smart people who have had numerous "board trainings."
At this point, I would think their time would be better served actually doing the work of the Board.